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Travel Blogs from Yogyakarta
... for me - but she thought it was a Boston Red Sox hat and was giving me the thumbs down. Some things are universal, aren't they?
This is the largest Buddhist temple in the world. It was built on a hill in the 9th century AD making it look like a huge pyramid structure. It has many levels that you can walk up to but
they are thematically divided in 3 sections: ...
... less busy but for a donation of $1 NZD was much cheaper and we could just roam around freely with uninterrupted view of the stonework. Much of the architecture both at Prambanan and Plaosan have Buddhist and Hindu elements which can be explained by the uniting of the two dynasties with the marriage of the Hindu Rakai Pikatan and the Buddhist princess Pramodharvardhani. We took the opportunity to take a few pictures, as tour photographer, Hannah was doing her best to "get the shot" ...
... The bus driver handed me a ticket and told me to go inside. Inside was like a big canteen, with lots of tables and chairs and really tastefully decorated, and outdate too. From what I could see most of the other buses had stopped here too so there were lots of people in the dining hall. Someone collected my ticket and I followed the small queue to the long buffet table where there were four or five big pots of food, rice, soto ayam which is like a chicken soup, a sweet and ...
... br> Indonesia uses the Rupiah. Not to be confused with the India Rupee. For one American dollar I get 11,624 Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). My 100,000 rupiah note is worth a little less than $10. They speak Bahasa Indonesia, Javanese here. There are a number of religions, mainly Islam, Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism
I flew into Yogyakarta. It is a large city and the capital of Yogyakarta Special Region in Java, Indonesia. It's widely known as a place of ...
... river and after exploring a bit more came across ruins of another one that the river water had taken over. We spent a bit of time enjoying the quiet as most people don't continue all the way down the path. We then had to cross the bridge once more to make our way back up the trail. This was a hot journey, but so worth it. We took a break once we were back at the main temple and sat by a pond for a bit. Then it was back out on the road for the ...
Other places to stay in Yogyakarta
Jalan Prawirotaman I/15a, Yogyakarta | Hotelfrom $17
Jl. Prawirotaman 2 No.71, Yogyakarta | Hotelfrom $19
Jl. Gerilya (Jl. Prawirotaman) MG III/595, Yogyakarta | Hotelfrom $11
Jalan Prawirotaman 1. No 40, Yogyakarta | Hotelfrom $10
Jl. Prawirotaman 37, Yogyakarta | Hotelfrom $12